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Director of Compliance The Lloyd Andersen Group of Companies Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The College of Automotive Management Before joining LAGC, Jim spent 15 years in dealership management as a sales manager, F&I director, GM, training director and compliance officer. He was the founder and president of Dealer Compliance Consultants Inc., a national automotive compliance resources and training firm. Jim has used his knowledge and industry experience to develop unique, no-nonsense compliance and reputation management solutions for automobile dealerships of all sizes. Jim is a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to several automotive industry publications. Visit the company’s website at CollegeofAutomotive.com.
UDAP Statutes

Keeping It Real — and Legal

Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statutes (UDAP) cover virtually every aspect of a dealer’s sales, finance and fixed operations. Everything from advertising and...

When Little Complaints Become Big Problems

The vast majority of dissatisfied customers who threaten to call an attorney never do. For the few who follow through, the results can be...
dealership harassment

Dealership Harassment Claims – A Ticking Time Bomb That You Don’t Want to Explode

The recent wave of sexual harassment claims should be of concern in any type of business, dealerships included, as this trend represents a particular...
advertising

Advertising Violations: Easy To Find And Hard To Defend Against

There’s no doubt that the right advertising program can make you plenty of money. But as they say, it’s not how much money you...
transparency

Transparency as a competitive advantage: Is it time to change?

Dealers are constantly looking for ways to get an edge in the digital age, yet many continue to follow the same sales and advertising...

The FTC Strikes Again

And This Time it’s a Game Changer By: Jim Ragonda Back in January of 2014, I wrote in my article The FTC Strikes Again – You...

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts of dedicated dealership fixed-ops professionals, auto repair-related...

Is Your Dealership Guilty of the Ostrich Syndrome?

The Benefits of a Compliance Audit By Jim Radogna There’s something about selling that can drive even the sane to insane lengths to do a deal. Take the...
Compliant Service Department

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

11 points to effectively establish clear procedures By Jim Radogna Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts...
Dealership Compliance

Make Dealership Compliance Your Friend

Dealership Defensive Game Plan By: Jim Radogna In many dealerships, the thought of putting together a compliance program is similar to contemplating a diet and exercise...
Ashley Bellvideo

What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program and How to Apply...

As part of our continuing coverage of the Coronavirus, we’re pleased to welcome Mr. Ashley Bell, who is the White House Policy Advisor on...
work from home

Tips for Salespeople to Work from Home Effectively

To say the least, these times are challenging for professionals in the automotive industry. In several states like New Jersey and Michigan, physical showrooms...
CDK Globalvideo

The Many Ways CDK Global is Supporting Their Customers Through COVID-19 – John Hickey,...

As part of our ongoing Coronavirus coverage, we’re pleased to welcome back John Hickey, Executive Vice President of North America Customer Experience for CDK...
Remarketingvideo

Force Marketing CEO John Fitzpatrick Discusses Sending a Solid Remarketing Message to Consumers Affected...

As part of our ongoing Coronavirus coverage, we’re pleased to welcome back John Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Force Marketing. Last time we spoke to John,...
Ourisman Automotivevideo

Chris Ourisman and Keith Lemer Discuss Reducing Overhead Expenses During These Uncertain Times

As part of our continuing Coronavirus coverage, we’re pleased to welcome Keith Lemer, Co-founder and CEO of WellNet and Chris Ourisman, President of Ourisman...

Selling Your Customer’s Story to the Bank

Some dealerships like to cut corners in order to get a customer approved by the lender. On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky...

March Kerrigan Report: How will COVID-19 Affect Dealership Earnings for the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Jim Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. In this segment, Erin...

The Importance of Confirming Appointments

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about confirming appointments with your ptoential customers in order to move to the...

Are You Presenting Your Menu the Right Way?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, industry expert Becky Chernek explains how consistent product pricing and offering your full F&I menu to all...